all in the/a day's work

all in a day's work

Of a task, normal and ordinary. This phrase is often used humorously to minimize an aspect of one's job that is particularly good or bad. Oh, solving technological crises is all in a day's work for those of us in IT. I can't believe I had to unclog a toilet today, but all in a day's work, I guess. Dealing with screaming kids is all in a day's work when you're a pediatrician.
See also: all, work

all in the day's work

Of a task, normal and ordinary. This phrase is often used humorously to minimize an aspect of one's job that is particularly good or bad. Oh, solving technological crises is all in the day's work for those of us in IT. I can't believe I had to unclog a toilet today, but all in the day's work, I guess. Dealing with screaming kids is all in the day's work when you're a pediatrician.
See also: all, work
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all in the/a day's work

To be considered a normal part of one’s job or routine. Traced back to the eighteenth century, the expression occurred with considerable frequency and was used both seriously and ironically: “As the huntsman said when the lion ate him” (Charles Kingsley, Westward Ho!, 1855).
See also: all, work
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